With the invocation of Article 50, Britain once again tries to leave continental Europe. Until 7,000BCE Britain was a part of the continuous landmass of Europe—no English Channel, a minimal North Sea. Then a cataclysmic collapse of land and the flood of water cut Britain off from the rest of Europe. Known to aficionados of the shipping forecast as Dogger Bank, this forgotten landscape is known as Doggerland, Europe’s lost world.
Join University of Bradford Archaeologist Vince Gaffney as he examines Doggerland’s fascinating history and contemporary significance, asking how the UK’s island mentality shapes our view of ourselves and our connections to Europe.